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My guess at least 150' . I saw this boat in my marina a few years ago . Anybody know her ?

IMG_0338 by mark westi, on Flickr
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I don’t think she is Meteor, but she looks a lot like her. I saw her as I rounded Pt Judith 12 miles in the distance.

We saw Meteor two years ago in Natagasett Bay. Radar showed her going over 15 knots. She flew by with a rooster tail with me watch her with my tongue hanging out
 

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Maybe I'm nuts, but I wouldn't take it if you gave it to me. Annual operating expense exceeds the purchase price of my boat. And even if that's play money for you, you gotta manage a pile of people who work for you to keep this thing running.

You don't own your stuff, your stuff owns you.

I know a guy who could buy it. He owns a 46 foot sailboat. I asked him why not buy something like a Perini Navi? He said "I've had employees my entire working life, the last thing I want is to manage a group of people working for me on my boat."

Put your hand on the wheel, the other on a sheet, and go sailing without requiring a coordinated ballet of everything from sailing crew to kitchen staff. And I've watched that TV show about what goes on below decks, enough said :).

Wise advice I think. Fun to look at though.
 

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Well, capecodda is kinda right.
Over 150 feet long or over 300 Tons you need to have a professionally qualified Captain on it.
So if you've just spent your $10 million and you jump into the Bridge and grab the Wheel the Captain is gunna tell you where you can shove your dirty mitts. You tell him you wanna have a go with your own boat and he tells you to nick off! You tell him you wanna go up that river and anchor off that beach and the Captain says "Oh, I dont think so theres a cloud in the sky".

Nope. The Owner aint got no say on the big boats. He just pays the bills.


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It could be, The 188.62ft /57.49m Custom 'Twizzle' was built in 2010 by Royal Huisman and last refitted in 2015.
One year I took a jump drive to then in the Tobago Cays and they downloaded Passage WX for us. Considering the cost of sat internet, I think it was very kind of them.
 

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This boat is carrying multiple communications domes similar to other boats I have seen. What exactly are they for and why is more than one necessary?
 

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Maybe I'm nuts, but I wouldn't take it if you gave it to me.
I'd take in in a heartbeat, sell it in the next heartbeat.

Take the proceeds and invest in my dream cruising boat. Invest some in a cruising kitty. Take the left over millions and create a trust to support sailor hardship go fund me campaigns.

Capecodda, I am wondering which 47 foot boat did your wealthy friend choose?
 

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This boat is carrying multiple communications domes similar to other boats I have seen. What exactly are they for and why is more than one necessary?

Paul, one is for satellite Television called KVH so they can watch Game of Thrones repeats. The others are empty.

I have a large empty one, inflatable, I pump up on my foredeck when at a snazzy marina. I get lots of admiring glances from people who want to be rich.


Mark
PS I can sell you an empty one for your boat.
 

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I'd take in in a heartbeat, sell it in the next heartbeat.

Take the proceeds and invest in my dream cruising boat. Invest some in a cruising kitty. Take the left over millions and create a trust to support sailor hardship go fund me campaigns.

Capecodda, I am wondering which 47 foot boat did your wealthy friend choose?
He naturally bought a Morris :). A self serving answer for sure :) :)

Ever notice how if you grab a copy of Yachting that the same big boats are always for sale, seemingly forever. My opinion based on experience with much smaller boats is that bigger and more expensive boats sit on the market longer. If they give it to you, better find yourself a rich uncle to pay the OPEX until you can unload the sucker. And if it takes 10 years, you'll have bought in in OPEX $$'s.

On the other hand, a fire sale for say $1M, is still $1M... hey maybe that's a winner :wink
 

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Ever notice how if you grab a copy of Yachting that the same big boats are always for sale, seemingly forever. My opinion based on experience with much smaller boats is that bigger and more expensive boats sit on the market longer. If they give it to you, better find yourself a rich uncle to pay the OPEX until you can unload the sucker. And if it takes 10 years, you'll have bought in in OPEX $$'s.

On the other hand, a fire sale for say $1M, is still $1M... hey maybe that's a winner :wink

I'd sell it at a huge loss to the person that donated it and hopefully figure out how to take it as a huge tax right off for myself and my foundation.:grin
 

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Maybe I'm nuts, but I wouldn't take it if you gave it to me... you gotta manage a pile of people who work for you to keep this thing running.
That begs the question of how big a boat is it realistic to own without having crew or paid services at the marina? The biggest boat I owned was 65ft, steel with high maintenance, but I lived onboard. I think that's a reasonable size, especially if the boat is fiberglass.

Others?
 

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That begs the question of how big a boat is it realistic to own without having crew or paid services at the marina? The biggest boat I owned was 65ft, steel with high maintenance, but I lived onboard. I think that's a reasonable size, especially if the boat is fiberglass.

Others?
I ponder this question myself. I think at some point the extra space is more work than it is worth. Also depends on what your goals and crew are. I think 47-54 feet as a sweet spot where you can bring all your toys and have guests but still handle it with only 2 onboard. To me the idea of needing to have crew or worse hired hands to operate your boat negates the very reason I like to sail.
 

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I think 65 is a bit large for a liveaboard (cruiser?) for a couple. Rates for cruising permits go up drastically around there and gear becomes really seriously expensive. I can't imagine any couple would require more than 55 feet.
I've sailed boats over 80 feet with two, and Alan Colas and Jean-Yves Terlain singlehandedly raced the 128' Vendredi Treize so I don't consider most boats too big to sail short handed. It's just about money, IMO.
Of course, if you had a boat like the OP posted, you could charter it out to family and friends for around 50k a day, and possibly, though improbably unless you have lots of family and friends, make expenses.
However, If I had that kind of cash, the boat below would be much more my style.
 

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